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15 Beautiful Plants with Purple Flowers

Last updated on January 21st, 2020

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If you are looking to add more color and variety to your garden, then look no further than our list of the fifteen most stunning plants with purple flowers which are perfect for your garden. In this list, we look at different plants that are shrubs, climbers, and perennials. We also included their maintenance standards, which will help you determine which plant fits in your gardening time.

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1. Hebe Purple Shamrock

The Hebe Purple Shamrock is also known as the Hebe ‘Neprock,’ which is adaptable to soil conditions. It can survive in full sun, partial sun, or mostly shady places and flowers during the summer. This plant has short purple flower spikes during the summer while the leaves even with the purple in the winter; is known to have narrow foliage. Hebe Purple Shamrock is an Ornamental shrub that is classified as an Evergreen and is known for growing to an approximate height of one meter (3.25 feet). You will find that the Purple Shamrock is generally low upkeep and is quite easy to grow as long as a degree of rudimentary care is delivered during the year.Hebe Purple Shamrock is also known as the Hebe ‘Neprock,’ which is adaptable to soil conditions. It can survive in full sun, partial sun, or mostly shady places and flowers during the summer.


2. Buddleia Dreaming Purple

You will find the Buddleia is a fairly popular garden shrub found in many gardens in the UK. During June until September, you will find that it creates aromatic purple flower barbs with white hearts. The Buddleia is also regularly known as the Butterfly Bush as they are vastly eye-catching to butterflies; including other helpful insects. It does very well in full sun and grows approximately to 45 cm tall and spreads to about 90 cm. This plant is also fairly easy to maintain.

Buddleia Dreaming Purple

3. Callicarpa Bodinieri

Callicarpa bodinieri var. giraldii ‘Profusion’ (Beautyberry) is believed to be one of the finest ornamental ripening shrubs that is a medium-sized deciduous bush, chiefly grown for its attractive exhibition of purple berries spotting every bowing branch like beads on a string. Bees and butterflies are very attracted to this plant. The ‘Profusion’ shrub is accompanied by bright, glossy, violet-purple fruits during early autumn. It can endure full sun or partially sunny places. You will find that its best blossoming and fruit creation happens while it is in full sun. It is the winner of the Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society. Its ultimate height is 120 cm – 180 cm, while its spread is also 120 cm – 180 cm. This bush is very easy to grow and is low maintenance. 

4. Cistus X Purpureus

This shrub is also known as an Orchid Rose, is strong and ageless which normally spreads more than it grows tall, which is generally 120 cm tall and 180 cm wide. This evergreen is a hybrid between Cistus ladanifer and Cistus Incanus creticus. If you live by the beach, this shrub can survive through salt spray, wind, and sandy soil. You will find that this shrub is tolerant of drought conditions. This is a low maintenance plant that requires full sun exposure and has low water needs.

Cistus Purpureus Purple Flower

5. Cotinus Coggygria

This deciduous shrub is also known as smoke tree from the anocardiacene family and is most commonly found in southern Europe and Asia. You will find that this plant requires full sun exposure, has medium maintenance needs, and blooms from May – July. This plant produces multiple stems with shades ranging from yellow, orange, and a purple-red color. However you will find that this bush is susceptible to leaf spot, rust, and verticillium wilt.

6. Rose Purple Tiger

Purple Tiger Floribunda Rose blooms from early summer (from about May) until early autumn (until about October), and is about 90 cm tall to 60 cm wide. It is fairly easy to maintain, producing vibrant purple with white striped flowers. This plant has fragrant flowers and is unfortunately susceptible to blackspot.

Roae Purple Tiger

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7. Clematis Daniel Deronda

Clematis Daniel Deronda

The Daniel Deronda is a deciduous and hearty climber that creates dark violet-blue flowers. You will find this plant produces multiple flowers protruding from each stamen in late spring to early summer and only single flowers in late summer. This plant can survive in full sun or partial shaded areas and will grow to an eventual height of 1.5 to 2.5 meters, with a spread of 0.5 to 1 meter. It is very easy to maintain, and you will find that it reaches is definitive height in two to five years.

8. Clematis Viticella Etoile Violette

Clematis Etoil Violet

This is a deciduous vine that was bred in 1885, whose notable qualities claimed the respected Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society. You will find this plant makes dark violet – purple flowers up to 10 cm wide. The Clematis Viticella Etoile Violette blooms from mid to late summer. This climber thrives best when exposed to full sun or partial sun and eventually reaches three to 4.5 meters, with a spread of 90 – 180 cm. It also requires little maintenance.

9. Clematis macropetala Jan Lindmark

Clematis Jan Lindmark

‘Jan Lindmark’ produces bell-shaped flowers that are mauve-purple and bloom in early spring. A deciduous climber that requires moisture-retentive soil and is usually disease free, it can reach 1.5 – 2.5 meters with a spread of 1 – 1.5 meters in 2 – 5 years with full sun or partial shade exposure. However, you may find that young plants can be troubled by aphids or slugs.

10. Clematis Romantika

‘Romantika’ is a deciduous climber that produces one of the darkest purple flowers. The newly-opened flowers can appear almost black. This plant can survive in full sun or partial shade exposure and blooms from mid-summer to early fall. It eventually reaches a height of 1.5 – 2.5 meters with a spread of 1 – 1.5 meters, which can take up to 2 – 5 years. Unfortunately, you may find that this plant can be troubled by aphids and caterpillars, while the petals can be eaten by earwigs. You may also find that this plant can suffer from clematis wilt as well as clematis slime flux.

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11. Verbena Bonariensis ‘Lollipop’

‘Lollipop’ produces aromatic lavender to violet flowers from early summer to early fall. One of the Award of Garden Merit winners of the Royal Horticultural Society, it is one of the easiest perennials to grow, requiring little to no maintenance. You will also find that it attracts butterflies and hummingbirds all season long. It is tolerant to extreme heat and humidity, and once it is matured, can stand up to drought without wilting. ‘Lollipop’ eventually reaches to a height of 60 cm to a spread of 60 cm.

Verbena Bonariensis ‘Lollipop’

12. Lavender

This is an easy to grow evergreen perennial that creates countless stunning aromatic flowers. Lavender needs to be planted between April and May, as the soil is starting to heat up and can survive in drought conditions; it thrives in ay poor or moderately fertile soil. The best time to plant lavender is during spring, as it blooms during the summer, and ultimately reaches a height and spread of 30 cm to 1 meter. However, you may find that lavender can suffer from root rots in wet or heavy soils and can be plagued by insects and pests.

Lavender with purple flowers


13. Anemone ‘Prinz Heinrich’

This perennial’s full name is Anemone hupehensis var. japonica ‘Prinz Heinrich,’ or Japanese Anemone ‘Prinz Heinrich,’ and produces 10 – 15 overlapping tepals. It can survive in full sun or partial shade exposure with an eventual height and spread of 0.5 – 1 meter within 2 – 5 years. You will find that once this plant is matured, it can spread quickly. Unfortunately, you will also find that this plant does not like to be moved and is disposed to leaf and bud eelworms. It can also be afflicted by powdery mildews.

14. Echinacea Purpurea

‘Mistral’ is a deciduous perennial whose branched stems sprout daisy-like flower heads from summer until fall. It grows in deep, well-drained humus-rich soil and can survive in full sun or partial shade exposure. This plant is normally pest and disease free.

Echinacea purpuruem

12. Erysimum ‘Bowles’s Mauve’

Erysimum Bowles Mauve

Erysimum x linifiolium offers months of vibrant blossoms from mid-spring through fall. This is an evergreen plant in mild winter areas. An Award of Garden Merit winner, this perennial reaches a height and spread of 60 cm to 90 cm and is a magnet butterflies and hummingbirds. It is completely ignored by rabbits and deer, yet can tolerate drought. You will also find that this plant enjoys sunny locations but can survive in partial shade exposure. It blooms in mid- to late spring, summer, and fall. This plant is also low maintenance.

As a gardener, you will find that all of these plants have something to offer to your garden. They are all beautiful additions to behold, all of which have advantages. Which will you choose?

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